Sunday, May 12, 2013

Blessed to be a Mom

This is by far my favorite picture of my miracle boys. We were on our way home from somewhere way south, and they were getting cranky and were ready to be home. They did NOT want to go stand in a field of sunflowers for their mother to take a picture. But they obeyed. They even posed nicely for me. “Can we at least shade our eyes?”

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there. And to those of you desperately wanting/trying to be mothers, I cry for you this morning. My road to motherhood was a long and windy one with three lost angels along the way. I didn't think I'd ever be a mom, and mother's day was the hardest day of the year for me.

Yet here are these beautiful gifts from God, The Transporter born almost dead (9 pounds 10.5 ounces, I'm 5'3”) and in NICU for 5 days. Our Youngest Teen (OYT) a preemie, but still a healthy 7 pounds 10 ounces, after a high-risk pregnancy which I spent on the couch, verbally chasing my toddler around the house...

They give my life purpose, and joy, yet frustration and hurt.    It's the old "without the rain, we can't enjoy the sun" - an adventure I'm blessed to be a part of.

The best advice I ever got is, “The days will seem long, but the years are so very short.” It got me through the bodily fluid years, and now it makes me cry when I consider how soon my house will be empty.

Savor the moments.

P.S It was taken in 2006, so The Tranporter is 9 and OYT 6 1/2.


Cheryl said...

Just lovely, Tina.

Andrew Leon said...

We lost some, too, and my wife spent many months on bed rest with our daughter. Troublesome that one has always been.

DL Hammons said...

Happy Mother's Day, Tina! :)

Annalisa Crawford said...

I hope you're having a wonderful day with your gorgeous boys :-)

Lisa said...

Happy Mother's Day! You have some beautiful boys!

AJ Lauer said...

Happy Mothers Day Tina! :)

Unknown said...

May 12th, 2013

Happy Mother's Day, Tina.
I have a lot I could say about this subject, but I never do it on my blog. But I know exactly what you mean.
BTW it's my daughter Elisabet's ninth birthday today, May 12th.

Thanks for visiting my road trip post. Yes, I'm soon on my way! And you are first commenter!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy Mother's Day! Hope your little miracles that you good today.

Brian Miller said...

smiles....happy mothers day tina...i hope you are treated as special as you are are amazing arent they...smiles.

Jo said...

Happy mother's day. Glad miracles happened to you.


Diana said...

great picture & lovely post :-) I am fortunate to have 2 awesome kiddos, but someone very dear to me is having a tough road trying to become a Mom

Happy Mother's Day

Gregg Metcalf said...

Happy Mother's Day - Praise God for miracles.

Bethie said...

Happy Mother's Day! Funny kids, but good boys to humor their mom like that.

Lucy said...

Awesome photo and wow, what a journey to have your miracles. Love that quote too,so glad you posted it.
Enjoy those long days, it will feel like a blink.

Lucy from Lucy's Reality

Silvia Writes said...

We couldn't get pregnant for a long time, so ours was also a little miracle when he finally arrived. Life's true little joy.
Great advice about the days and years ... so true.

Happy Mother's day!

Rachel said...

My mom has endometreoisis. She found out she was pregnant when they were doing the tests for her to go in for surgery, to be able to get pregnant. I was high risk and born a month too early, but I was healthy. I've always told her Happy Mother's Day and done whatever I could to help her celebrate, but I never realized how hard she must have taken it when she was told she would never have kids. I'll be sure to keep that in mind. Thank you and Happy Mother's Day.

Click said...

Thank you for this post. It was lovely. Hope you had a lovely mother's day.

By the way, I nominated you for the Sunshine Award here.

Philip Verghese 'Ariel' said...

Hi Tina,
I missed it
Here comes a bit belated wishes for the day. LOL
Cute little ones,
Love them,
May God Bless Them
Best Regards

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tina - wonderful post and as you say you have your little treasures despite the previous hardships and anxious times .. lovely to read and to see the merrie monsters amongst the sunflowers.

Very heart warming .. and that quote about the days being long, but the years are so very short ... what a great thought - definitely one to remember ..

Cheers and hugs for now - Hilary